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Dry Bread Mouse Trap

 
Dale Hodgins
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I was watching the TV show "Survivor Man" and he attempted to trap mice under a flat rock by propping it up with a stick. A tricky trigger failed him several times and he eventually squished his finger. The pointy nature of the stick kept causing it to tip and send the rock sideways from the planned trajectory. ---this got me thinking about how to improve the mouse trap ---

---- Dry Bread Mouse Squisher ---

The squarish nature of a dry piece of bread as both prop and trigger would turn a propped up rock into a tripod and thus avoid it falling prematurely. A dozen mice may crowd in to help trip this slow release device.

HOPEFULLY YOUR CHILDREN AND PETS WILL LEAVE THIS MARVEL OF ENGENEERING ALONE !!!
 
John Polk
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Build a better mouse trap, and...better mice will evolve.
 
Craig Dobbelyu
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Although I don't use traps, I like Eliot Coleman's Design. No bait, no (little) risk to kids or pets and mice,voles,moles and rats are instinctively drawn to them.

Check it out on the lower part of this page.

http://www.mofga.org/Default.aspx?tabid=833


Seems like as long as you are diligent it keeping them cleared out and set, you should be all set.
 
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